Accident while emptying catch from dredges on scallop dredger Wanderer II with 1 person injured

Location: 1 mile south-east of Wiay Island, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report 6/2015

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, actions taken and recommendations made:

MAIB investigation report 6-2015: Wanderer II

Photograph of fishing vessel Wanderer II

Summary

Report on the investigation of a serious injury to a crew member on board the scallop dredger Wanderer II on 19 November 2013.

The casualty’s hand became trapped between the rope and the winch whipping (warping) drum as he attempted to use it to empty catch from the dredges. The casualty had neither experience nor training in using winch whipping drums and the recently joined skipper was unaware of his competence.

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